Bristol Recreation Department
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Outdoor Recreation Links

Bristol is in Northeastern Addison County, at the western foot of the Green Mountains. The New Haven River flows out of the mountains and through town.  Please follow COVID19 guidelines for outdoor recreation in Vermont
Biking/Mountain Biking
Bristol is home to many local trails as well as Pump Track located on the Bristol Rec. Field.  MOB (Mountain Bike Bristol) organizes and sponsors trail work and group rides.  Bristol is also a popular stopping point for Sojourn and Backroads bike tours.
  • The Watershed Trail link
  • Green Mountain Family Campground map
Water Sports
Bristol Pond is great for canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, fishing, and kayaking
New Haven River is known for white water kayaking and part of the New Haven Ledges Race, bringing kayakers from all over New England
Scenic Views and Drives
  • Lincoln Gap (~50 miles, 1.5hrs) map
  • Champlain Valley Tour (~100 miles, 2.5hrs) map
  • Covered Bridge Tour (~60 miles, 2hrs) map
Local Landmarks
  • Lords Prayer Rock link
  • Holley Hall link
Bristol is the Gateway into the Green Mountains, there are many trails that surround the town and there are more to come.
  • Watershed Trails link
  • Bristol Trail Network – link